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A letter by Peter Hulkenberd, entitled, "A Brief uit Noord- Amerika, Het Land van Belofte! aan de Nederlanders," Montgomerie [Alabama?]. 4 pp. He reports that he landed at New Orleans, stopped over in St. Louis for two days, stopped at "Hermann's, on April 16, was entertained by a "Mr. Tersang," and ran into the "Monnikus. There he purchased 150 acres "of which ten acres are usable and on which stand a good dwelling house, a tobacco barn, corn cribs, and a smoke-house for the smoking of meat." He paid $250 for the property. The land was better than found in "Rees" [Gelderlandfl. Schouten from Rees is also there. The major crop is tobacco. America is a great place to be. He hopes many relatives will come to America. Neither Lucas nor Van Hinte mention Hulkerberd.
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Hulkenberd, Peter and ten Hoor, Henry, "Letter by Peter Hulkenberd "A Brief Uit Noord-Amerika, Het Land Van Belofte! Aan De Nederlanders,"" (1846). Van Raalte Papers: 1840-1849. 74.